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Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 14 June 2000

WEDNESDAY, 14 JUNE 2000

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Justice: Has he given consideration to policies for advancing truth in sentencing and appropriate application of preventive detention to prevent rape and murder by paroled prisoners?

2. Hon BRIAN DONNELLY to the Minister of Education: What is the purpose of requiring state-funded schools to ballot for pupil places?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Treasurer: Will the Budget economic forecasts be consistent with the sharp reduction in annual average growth forecast over the next year by both Business and Economic Research Ltd and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research?

4. JUDY KEALL to the Minister of Health: Why is the Government spending $11.8 million on retraining overseas doctors who were granted residency between 1991 and 1995?

5. Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON to the Minister of Maori Affairs: What measures does he have planned to close the gaps for Maori?

6. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of Education: Will he take steps to secure the employment of permanent over-entitlement staff in bulk-funded schools following the abolition of bulk-funding; if not, why not?

7. ROD DONALD to the Minister for Economic Development: What contribution does the Industrial Supplies Office's function of assisting Government departments to purchase New Zealand-made goods and services make to promoting employment and reducing the merchandise trade deficit?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Revenue: Is it Government policy to "allow all research and development expenditure, for tax purposes, to be eligible for full expensing in the year of investment"?

9. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Police: Why did the Government decide to introduce a highway patrol?

10. Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Minister of Labour: Does the Government intend to enable New Zealand to observe fully the International Labour Organisation Conventions 87 and 98 with respect to freedom of association; if not, why not?

11. HARRY DUYNHOVEN to the Minister of Transport: What is the Government doing to improve safety on New Zealand's roads?

12. Rt Hon WYATT CREECH to the Minister of Health: What are the differences between the retraining package for overseas doctors announced pre-Budget last week and the package which the National-led Government announced last year?

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